Follow up on my "Trapcall" experience. No Caller ID solved.

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

I hate getting the "No Caller ID" calls and typically don't bother to answer them. Check out the app that Mike found and needed to use. 

Original content by Mike Cooper 0225086119

In November 2015, wrote a blog about annoying phone calls that were coming into my office. There were days where the calls would flood in all day and then days and even weeks would go by with none. They would come in the middle of the night, morning, afternoon, evening and every minute in between, and they were blocked 100% of the time. It was frustrating. It tied up my staff, caused my phone lines to hang open and it irritated all of us.

During that time, I discovered an app called Trapcall. Trapcall unmasks blocked numbers. The serial caller was blocking the phone number the entire time. Within hours of loading the app on my phone, the caller called and I grabbed the number. I called back, but the caller wouldn't answer. Finally, I called the police. 

Trapcall gave me the person's name and address. I handed that off to the police, and they followed up. The first round was unsuccessful. The person in question had recently given up the number and a new subscriber to AT&T had picked it up. Soon after, the calls came in and this time, it had a new name and new address.

Again, I called the police with the new info, and they encouraged me to swear out a warrant for the offender. All I wanted was for the caller to stop calling me. I didn't want her to get in trouble with the law, but with over 1400 calls in a few months, something had to happen. 

She was served the warrant and we went to court. In court, the district attorney asked me what I wanted to do, and all I asked for was for the calls to stop. The judge threatened the woman with a large fine, and that was the end of that. It has been six months without a call. If you are having a similar problem with "No Caller ID" or "Unknown Caller" calls, try Trapcall. It really did solve a major problem for me.

 

The original blog: Tired of "No Caller ID" calls? There is a solution.

 

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Kathy, like you if I see a blind call it does not get answered even if they try four or five times in a row...If they  leave a message and a number the call gets returned shortly after it, Endre

Nov 11, 2017 05:41 PM #1
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Lou Ludwig
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Kathy

Thanks for the re-post on trapcall sounds like a great tool.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 11, 2017 08:11 PM #2
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Thanks for this, I am going to start using it right away

Nov 11, 2017 09:53 PM #3
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for the information. I will share it with others.

Nov 12, 2017 02:03 AM #4
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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As soon as "Mr. App" has had his coffee....we are both APT to use this one !

Nov 12, 2017 05:56 AM #5
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Oh dear, that is quite a story. We get these too. I'm glad Mike followed through and were tenacious enough to get the calls to stop. I will give this to Bernie, like Sally's David,  he is my Mr. App. 

Nov 12, 2017 07:10 AM #6
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Nice choice for a reblog, sounds like a great app, I am going to download it now!

Nov 12, 2017 07:26 AM #7
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kathy - I missed this but we all could make good use of this app.

Nov 12, 2017 08:17 AM #8
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Kathy -- to answer such a call or "ignore" --- it may be very time-specific ---- may depend on a particular mood too.   Just sayin'.    

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